RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Bureau of Investigation in North Carolina is warning that its main phone number is being used in a scam to solicit money.

Assistant Director Chris Laws said in a news release that the agency would never contact residents to raise money. He says the agency is investigating.

Laws said anyone receiving a call asking for money for the SBI should just hang up the phone.

The agency’s main number being used in the scam is 919-662-4500.